ER/Don't Ask, Don't Tell

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Season 3, Episode 3
Airdate October 10, 1996
Production Number 465403
Teleplay by Jason Cahill
Story by Paul Manning &
Jason Cahill
Directed by Perry Lang
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Don't Ask, Don't Tell is the third episode of the third season of ER, and the fifty-first episode overall.

Starring: Anthony Edwards (Dr. Mark Greene), George Clooney (Dr. Doug Ross), Sherry Stringfield (Dr. Susan Lewis), Noah Wyle (Dr. John Carter), Julianna Margulies (Nurse Carol Hathaway), Gloria Reuben (Jeanie Boulet), Laura Innes (Dr. Kerry Weaver)

and Eriq La Salle (Dr. Peter Benton)

Guest Starring: Abraham Benrubi (Jerry Markovic), Jorjan Fox (Dr. Maggie Doyle), Lawrence Tierney (Mr. Johnson), John Diehl (Johnson's Son), Ellen Crawford (Lydia Wright), Yvette Freeman Haleh Adams), John Aylward (Dr. Donald Anspaugh), Sara Rue (Gonorrhea Girl)

Special Appearance by: Omar Epps (Dr. Dennis Gant)

Special Guest Stars: Glenne Headly (Dr. Abby Keaton), Eileen Brennan (Betty)

Guest Starring (end credits): George Murdock (), Elizabeth Barondes (Heather)

Co-Starring: Conni Marie Brazelton (Conni Oligario), Deezer D. (Malik McGrath), Lily Mariye (Lily Jarvik)

Emily Wagner (Pickman), Dennis Fimple (Dante), Josie Kim (Nurse Hodges), Sandra Kinder (Secretary), Robert Mont (Animal Control Cop), Wiley Pickett (Impaled Man), Warner Saunders (T.V. Reporter), Caroline Williams (Scrub Nurse)


Plot Overview

Benton becomes interested in pediatric surgery; Weaver learns that Jeanie is HIV-positive; Mark is surprised when Susan invites him to go on vacation with her to Hawaii; Carter's apartment is destroyed in a fire when one of his neighbors smoked while using her oxygen tank; Carter and Gant get in trouble with Benton after they lie to him about a surgery.


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